Rainfall helping but grass growth won't be felt for a while
Over 400 dairy farmers attended the AIB sponsored Irish Grassland Association (IGA) Dairy Summer Tour which took place in West Cork last week.
A survey of those in attendance identified that 9 in 10 dairy farmers from the Leinster area had completed a fodder budget.
Just over 20% of those from the Leinster area had sufficient fodder reserves in place for the coming winter, which was lower than the national figure of 25%.
3 in 4 farmers are currently eating into existing winter fodder supplies by feeding grass silage – slightly higher in Leinster with 4 in 5 feeding silage.
Subscribe or register today to discover more from DonegalLive.ie
Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.
Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.